Satyendra Bhavsar wins MOE Emerald Award

Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:49:00 AM


(photo courtesy of S. Bhavsar)

Dr. Satyendra Bhavsar, Adjunct Professor at the School of the Environment and Research Scientist at Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE), is a member of a research team recently awarded a MOE Emerald Award.  The Emerald Awards are the highest form of recognition at the Ministry, with a peer-nominated process that recognizes employees who go “above and beyond” to protect the environment and serve the people of Ontario.  The research team prepared Ontario’s state-of-the-art interactive online fish consumption advisory map by analyzing sport fish samples to determine if they contain substances such as mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and furans, mirex and other pesticides.  The results may be found in the 2011-2012 Guide to Eating Ontario Sport FishThe results were used to develop the tables in the guide which give size-specific consumption advice for each species tested from each location.  

Dr. Bhavsar also conducts research administered by the School of the Environment on human exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in Ontario fish caught near point sources and the effects of cooking on exposure.  For more information, visit the School's continuing research page